The Australian trippy-rock quartet Montes Jura released the LP Tempest on the 14th.
Melting shoegaze, psychedelia and blues in to their output Montes Jura deliver music which slips the listener in to a hypnotic trance as the slowly revolving hazy echoes and reverbs circle through the room.
The eight track album (available on bandcamp) has a jam session feel to it and my pick of the release is the third – Lies.
The Australian garage-rocker Leroy Francis released the début single Carry Me on the 8th.
Leroy Francis – Carry Me – artwork
Mewling out of the speakers like a scalded-cat the blurry guitar is chased by a fiery drum-kit which batters the walls with pock-marks as the muzzled vocal spins though the ears. The extended notes held by the voice gives the impression of a track that is being played on a record player with a slipping belt-drive with, delighteldy, the song (which only lasts for two and one quarter minutes) resets the timing mechanism mid-way through.
Other than play Carry Me loudly my only thought is – when is the next track going to be released?
The New Zealand trippy-rock outfit Paprika Jones released the single Playpen Profile today.
Paprika Jones – Photo credit – Shelton Leong
Playpen Profile (available on bandcamp) is an intriguing combination of mathematical-rock angularity nestled alongside jazz-influences and rounded out by shimmering reverberation and echoes giving the song a sense of simultaneously tripping-out on acid whilst buzzing on speed – a combination Paprika Jones handle with aplomb and leaves the listener looking forward to hearing more material in the near future.
The latest track to surface – Birdnest Hair – features Ashleigh Djokic with rap vocal – and is a just over four and two thirds minutes tracks of many elements and moods in which there is good humour, abstract thought and strong contrasts – resulting in a song that will have the listener either running for the hills or reaching forward for the continuous loop to enjoy the random texturing – the fact I am asking you to spend time in its company indicates I am in the latter camp.
The Australian dark-melody creator Luke de Zilva who performs under the sobriquet LIGHT teamed up with the Australian noir-drone creator Henry Lloyd Wilson to release an LP earlier this month.
LIGHT – photo by Patrick Ewing
LIGHT / Henry Lloyd Wilson – an eight track album that is available on bandcamp which distils dark shrouding shadows through the room – though rather than reaching for a noose the listener finds themselves enraptured by the lugubrious soundtrack that wraps around the ears as it undergoes sublimation.